The failure of the Kurdish uprising led to the fragmentation of the KDP and on June 1, 1975, Talabani and other notable figures from the Kurdish movement formed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
By 1977, Talabani and his deputies had returned to the mountains to wage a new war against Saddam's Baathist army.
The Kurds of the north attempted to negotiate autonomy with Baghdad, and after a series of unfulfilled agreements, the Kurds decided to wage war against the Iraqi establishment in 1961.
Hero's father, Ibrahim Ahmad, was secretary-general of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
In retaliation, the Iraqi government cracked down heavily on the Kurds and a year later, on March 6, 1975, Baghdad signed the Algiers Accord with Tehran to settle the dispute over the Shatt al-Arab (Alvand Rood in Persian) waterway in return for Iran ending their support for the Iraqi Kurds.
With the Kurdish uprising of 1974 (or what the Kurds call the "Ayloul Revolution") in tatters, the Baathist regime resumed their aggressive Arabisation programme of the oil-rich areas of Kirkuk and Khanaqin, among others.
"They asked me to join the party but I refused," she recalls.
"There was a big discussion about me in the mountains. ' My father defended me and said, 'She has the right to decide.
"After our marriage, we lived in Baghdad for two years.Nowadays, it's the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Amazonian fighters Since the war began a year ago, Western media has salivated over the Amazonian fighters on the front-lines of the clashes with ISIL.When the Iraqi army marched into Sulaimania, he took his wife and seven children to the mountains."My father believed in the equality of women and men," she recalls. When I was born, my father threw a party in my honour. Nobody celebrated over the birth of a daughter - only for a son." Later on, before she married the young, charismatic lawyer-turned-politician Jalal Talabani, Hero was approached by the KDP-affiliated Student Union to enlist as a full-fledged member.